Summer time presents a particular challenge because the timetable of Masses we have at weekends is only sustainable if all six priests are all available. As well as time for holidays, along with weekend Masses, priests will also attend to other ministries including funerals, weddings, baptisms, care homes and daily Masses.
In recent weeks, meetings have been held with parishioners to gather comments and feedback. The priests have taken these on board to create a fair and sustainable timetable for the months of June, July and August.
From Saturday 3 June to Sunday 27 August inclusive, the weekend Mass times will be as follows:
Fr. Ted Collins, Fr. Tom Hayes, Fr. John Kingston, Fr John McCarthy, Fr. Dave O’Connell, Fr. Fergus Tuohy
The Family of Parishes website now has a new fixed link to access livestream Mass each weekend.
In the true spirit of sharing resources a countdown to either a Saturday evening Vigil Mass or Sunday Mass is now available on the website. This will be rotated around a different parish church each weekend. So for example this weekend the livestream will be the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 7:30pm from the Sacred Heart Church, Coutmacsherry.
This is a permanent link at onefaith.ie/livestream
When the countdown reaches zero the livestream will begin. If there is no countdown the previous Mass will be available.
Carraigfada Church, dedicated to St. Peter, was opened on Sunday 21st November 1909, by Most Rev Denis Kelly, Bishop of Ross. The first Mass was celebrated by Rev Peter Hill PP VF. The first curate was Fr Jeremiah O’Driscoll.
Fr. Peter Hill was largely responsible for the building of the church. His nephew, of the same name, was responsible for the building of Timoleague Church in 1912. Soon after the dedication of Timoleague Church, Fr. Hill was transferred to Rosscarbery to replace his uncle who died that year.
In December 1921, he was transferred to Clonakilty and was appointed Vicar General (VG) of the Diocese of Ross. But he was still to leave his mark on Carraigfada Church in the wonderful three-light stained glass window in the sanctuary.
Any announcements or newsworthy items relevant to all the parishes would be most welcome in this section. So for example any events in Timoleague that are open to all or Barryroe has a new musical setting of the Mass. Any photos of people you send will of course need to have addressed the appropriate permissions.
This section of the website is new and the idea is to gradually add stories or a historical fact about any of the six parishes. Try to keep each article short and about one particular topic.
This is a place for videos for meditation, contemplation, prayer, worship and recharging the spirit. Send the link to the video. (e.g. YouTube or Vimeo)
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